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Rush jobs/Eilzuschlag
Thread poster: Rod Darby
Rod Darby  Identity Verified
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Oct 17, 2002

I recently saw someone\'s profile with a definition of a rush job (and a 30% surcharge for such) but forgot to make a note of their name - I\'d be most grateful for help on defining what a rush job is.

Rod Darby

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Your job, your definition Oct 17, 2002

I would think that each of us has his own definition of a rush job.

For the sake of argument, say I can do 2000 words per day. If the customer wants more than that in one day, it becomes a rush job. If I have to work over the weekend when I planned to watch the World Cup, it becomes a rush job.

Essentially, if it requires more than 8 hours per day of work to meet the deadline, I would classify it as a rush job.

This is something that I can usually size up right after I look at the text, especially if the client has a wordcount for the job. Of course, if I accept a job where I am in over my head and have to look up every other word, then all bets are off.

If I did not tell the client that it would be a rush job, then it is NOT a rush job, no matter how long it takes me.

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It's a rush job if you have to rearrange your schedule Oct 17, 2002

Another translator posted this definition of a rush job in another forum, which I find very useful:

\"Always keep in mind that \'rush\' means ANYTHING that constitutes having to juggle, reschedule, change plans, etc.\"

This means that if you have to take time out of your personal life or your sleeping time, or change your schedule of work for other clients in order to meet the deadline then it\'s a rush job.

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-10-17 23:10 ]

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